Confidence is a rare commodity in this day and age, but it isn’t extinct. Therefore, in the Old language, I say unto you, “gird up your loins” and seek out the One true God of heaven and earth that you too, as those of us faithful to the calling are confident in Him who has called us to this calling by grace through faith, to spread the Gospel of Christ Jesus. Amen. With that being declared triumphantly to you, I now invite you into my HEART...
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. (I John 3:1 NKJV emphasis added by me)
The above words were not spoken and written out of theology or any head knowledge, but one of confidence, that only comes by heart knowledge being personal and intimate. Head knowledge causes a man to quote a verse in scripture or recite a verse, chapter, book or entire sections in the Old Hebrew Testament or the New Greek Testament, but all of that is praise worthy and given applause for a fleeting moment. On the other hand heart knowledge is revelation given to a man of humble heart by a great God; the One true God of heaven and earth. The Almighty’s powerful force upholds the entire universe in the palm of His hand, and yet He so choices to extend His perpetual love to such a man and His Eternal Word is revealed to him personally and intimately, that the man’s heart, mind, body and soul is awakened to never be the same again.
This revelation, is Jesus Christ alone! This revelation causes a humble man that approaches God with a broken heart and contrite spirit by faith through grace to stand in and walk in confidence. Never in intellect or self-sufficiency but always in humility. Amen.
This is the man who has heart knowledge and confesses such a confidence in knowing his true identity of a child of God. He acknowledges that it is a grand love that is bestowed upon him only by a loving Father and this love comes from the Father through the Son who is Christ Jesus alone.
Whoever has received such a revelation walks in confidence regardless of what others say of them, because they know God the Father knows them, though the world doesn’t know Him or accept them. Amen.
Not only that! But whoever has received such a heart revelation that awakens the mind, body and soul of the One true God of heaven and earth made known through the everlasting Son of God who is Christ Jesus the Lord, in the words of the apostle Paul, we too will declare, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death is working in us, but life in you (that is we obediently die to ourselves that Christ lives through us that you may come alive in Him). And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore, I spoke” we also believe and therefore speak, knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 4:7-15 NKJV emphasis added by me)
Beloved, this is my prayer, and it is true to my heart for those who are faithful to Him. The very Word that was spoken through the apostle Paul, I now speak into you, “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.” (Ephesians 1:17-21 NKJV)
And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. (Ephesians 1:22-23 NKJV). Amen.
As always... YOU ARE LOVED.
As always... YOU ARE LOVED.